I’ve heard it said that ginger root cures everything, and apparently Little Spoon agrees. Or was that turmeric…? Anyway, back to this Little Spoon cocktail: ginger is one of my favorite flavors on this planet. It’s one of the few things that, in my humble, decidedly non-Asian opinion, improves almost any Asian-inflected dish or beverage. Little Spoon’s Antidote is a ginger cocktail done right, an artful beverage that seems designed to tell your eyes and your tongue different stories.
Fresh ginger and lemon meet honey and bitters in a cocktail that’s as aesthetically minimalistic as it is tastefully complex. And beneath the obvious bite of the root flavor is the Benchmark Old # 8. Because of the citrus and ginger, it sneaks up on you in a way bourbon rarely does.